Munroe Regional Medical Center recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience by individualizing, personalizing and humanizing healthcare for women and their families
Ocala, FL – Wednesday, January 29, 2014 -- Munroe Regional Medical Center is a winner of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care. Munroe is one of only 287 hospitals nationwide, including only 14 in Florida, to earn this distinction.
As more women self-manage their care and seek providers they can trust, the Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best healthcare institutions and signifies Munroe’s commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience. February is American Heart Month and it is more important than ever to raise awareness of heart care, as one in every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The Women’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience,” says Delia Passi, CEO & Founder of WomenCertified, home of the Women’s Choice Award. “Munroe Regional Medical Center not only performed well clinically with regard to heart care measures, but it also had a high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital.”
As the collective voice of female consumers, the Women’s Choice Award provides women with recommendations they can trust, from other women. Eighty percent of women will choose a brand that is highly recommended by others and over 92 percent of women will trust a hospital more if it carries the Women’s Choice Award seal, according to MedeliaMonitor, Independent Poll (2013).
“Munroe is honored to be one of only 287 hospitals nationwide to have received the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Heart Care by WomenCertified,” said Rich Mutarelli, Interim President & CEO at Munroe. “Our renowned Munroe Heart program strives to clinically provide high quality patient care through a diverse offering of services to our patients, while also being committed to community education, especially women’s heart health, as our Women in Red program is over 3,000 women strong and the only program of it’s kind in Marion County.”
“As the primary healthcare decision makers, women account for about 90 percent of all family choices when it comes to matters of health,” added Passi. “Making quick decisions goes against her grain and women are seeking more information than ever before when making healthcare or hospital selections. Women appreciate learning from the experiences of others, as they take more time to identify the best hospitals and seek validation in their choices. Our mission is to reduce the risk for women and their families so they can make smarter healthcare choices. ”
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products and services most recommended and trusted by women and those that deliver a customer experience worthy of her recommendation. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified®, home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award official website at www.womenschoiceaward.com and joining the network.